an art excursion in the Southern Highlands

Posted: July 18, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Visited Sturt Gallery in Mittagong to see Harriet Goodall’s solo show “Circling Back”
“I am forever circling back, not just in my dreams, but literally also to collect materials I find by the roadside or in the paddocks. I weave through these fences and burnt out car panels with naturally coloured fibres that mimic the scribbly lines of insects on bark, striations in granite boulders, wending rivers or sheep tracks in dry paddocks. My heart beats for the decay and beauty of inland Australia and this is an elegy for the loss of feeling that I belong there”.
these mended pieces of old corrugated iron were beautiful
and caught up with my sculptor friend Bronwyn Berman at her new studio space in The SHAC
with a good communal space to relax and get warm
Bronwyn’s display case
working space
so good to Bronwyn’s pennant & talisman for the dream

  1. Louise Watson says:

    Thank you Mo I really enjoyed that visit. We are hot and humid here so just the opposite of normal with you sitting by the fire!

  2. Marti says:

    2nd photo, the woven open air orbs placed on slabs, they simply beckon to be touched, even to crawl into the larger ones. the materials that Harriet has used in this wondrous exhibit, engage the senses, especially the sense of touch….

    Did Bronwyn make the object on top of her display case? I love its whimsy and would want to put it on my head, my version of a Wizard’s hat!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) Harriet’s pods- ‘Wild Nidus: Charcoal’ & ‘Wild Nidus: Ochre’ are made from hardwood, hinge joint fence wire, tanned rabbit skin, clay, willow, rattan, bangalow palm inflorescence, beeswax and damar resin. I really wanted to put my hand inside to feel the rabbit skin & Bronwyn’s beautiful pod is woven with patinated recycled copper wire from communication cables, stone beads and bones, it’s a wild thing!

  3. Nancy says:

    I would love to see this work in person!!! Amazing!

  4. fiona says:

    I think those mended pieces of corrugated iron are simply superb!!! I love when tough and soft come together; I love mending; and I love them becoming whole again…

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